When I was a kid, I was taught to memorize and recite Confucius sayings, even if I didn’t understand a word of it. I was told this would help me become an upstanding individual and live in harmony with others. It took time to appreciate the significance of the classic texts and, years later now, I find myself coming back to one in
particular: “Wengu Zhixin” (review the past to know the new).
It’s no secret, I am a nostalgic soul often looking over my shoulder to stories and relics of old. I like to think I do so to gather life lessons and fresh insights for what lies ahead.
Now that I’m a father, I also think about the gravity of sharing my own lessons with my children. That’s what
I think will help their roots go down deep, so that they are free to grow to new heights.